Spain vs Argentina: Lionel Messi is available to play – Coach Jorge Sampaoli
Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli said star player, Lionel Messi will feature against Spain in Tuesday’s international friendly in Madrid.
Recall that Messi was kept out of Argentina’s 2-0 win over Italy on Friday.
Sampaoli said the Barcelona star is available to play against Spain after he trained with the team for two days.
“Messi trained with the group normally so he is available to play,” Sampaoli said in Monday’s news conference. “If there was a risk, Leo would have said so.
“Before the game against Italy Leo said he could not play. But he has trained the last two days.
“We will define the starting XI later tonight.”
He added, “It would be very good if we could circulate around a player that boosts the rest of the group.”
“It’s impossible to teach Messi anything,” he said. “Leo is unreachable. You cannot teach him, you have to understand him, you have to build a team around him. I think we have to learn how to accompany this type of player that only exists once in a blue moon.”